FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila — The Philippine Army joins the 2017 nationwide Women’s Month Celebration with various activities lined up to highlight the role of women in the Army.
This year’s celebration with the theme “WE Make Change Work for Women,” emphasizes the significance of women’s participation in bringing about positive change in the Army and stresses the importance of women empowerment.
“We push forward in our continued advocacy to further create the platforms where our women soldiers are empowered to achieve their fullest potential and continue to be a valuable asset to the organization,” said Maj. Gen. Robert M. Arevalo in his speech in line with the Women’s Month during the flag raising ceremony here today.
Among the highlights of the Army’s month-long celebration are the Gender, Peace and Security Seminar and the Forum on Women Empowerment.
The Philippine Army will also open a Gender and Development Photo Exhibit at the Philippine Army Museum. The exhibit will include inspirational stories of women in the Army, both of the soldiers and civilian employees.
The Philippines has been observing the month of March as the National Women’s Month for 27 years now since the year 1990.